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Cannabis: Stories, Questions and Life

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson uses Deborah Ellis’s short story “Thr…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson uses Deborah Ellis’s short story “Through the Woods” as a catalyst for conversation around questions that are useful in examining the impact of cannabis use and regulation on individuals and relationships. “Through the Woods” is about a day in the life of Matthew, a 14-year-old boy who buys cannabis at school to take to his ailing grandmother who raised him until she became too sick to care for him. The story is ripe with easy-to-see themes that young people are sure to question naturally and/or identify with (e.g., stereotypes about cannabis dealers, users and non-users; risks and rewards of selling/buying/using cannabis; and reasons for using). As such, the story can be used to help students develop their skills in asking good questions as they interact with a story and its characters in more complex ways. This lesson aims to deepen students’ understanding of relationships between peers, family members and others as well as the complex nature of human drug use.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
English Language Arts 8/9 Big ideas: Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways Recognize how literary elements, techniques, and devices enhance and shape meaning Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences Assess and refine texts to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose, audience, and message Transform ideas and information to create original texts
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Drugs and relationships in “Perks of Being a Wallflower”

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a novel by Ste…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a novel by Stephen Chbosky (and was made into a hit movie in 2012). Perks is a year-long series of ‘Dear Friend’ letters, written by 15-year-old Charlie, to an anonymous older teen whom Charlie believes is non-judgemental and won’t be freaked out by his references to drugs, sex and mental health issues. Charlie’s letters reveal that he is sensitive and very bright, but is struggling with post- traumatic stress disorder and filled with deep sadness owing to the suicide of his only school friend. He’s also filled with rage but doesn’t know why until the end of the story (when a sexual encounter triggers a repressed memory of his being molested by his aunt, who herself was a victim of child molestation by a family member). Perks provides various avenues for meaningful conversations around drug use, sexuality and wellbeing as well as dealing with mental health issues.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis
cannabis use
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
English Language Arts 11 – Composition Big ideas: The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others, and the world People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives Texts are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed Language shapes ideas and influences others Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens People are empowered by being able to communicate effectively Engagement with writing processes can support creativity and enhance clarity of expression Competencies: Read for enjoyment and to achieve personal goals Apply appropriate strategies in a variety of contexts to comprehend written, oral, visual, and multimodal texts, to guide inquiry, and to extend thinking Recognize and understand how different forms, formats, structures, and features of texts enhance and shape meaning and impact Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts Recognize and understand how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identities Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Evaluate how text structures, literary elements, techniques, and devices enhance and shape meaning and impact Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understandings and extend thinking Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways Demonstrate speaking and listening skills in a variety of formal and informal contexts for a range of purposes Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful texts for a variety of purposes and audiences Express and support an opinion with evidence Transform ideas and information to create original texts, using various genres, forms, structures, and styles Experiment with genres, forms, or styles of creative and communicative texts
Duration
60-90 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Engaged Philosophical Inquiry: A self-directed inquiry group guide

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - 3 years ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leani…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - 3 years ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leaning among educators but may also be useful to parents or other adults who interact with children. It is designed to be used in self-directed inquiry groups but can also be used for personal study. It builds capacity for using engaged philosophical inquiry in drug education but the concepts and skills apply to education generally. The material in this guide is arranged as an 8-session inquiry, but you can adapt it to fit your own needs. The theory and practice readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. They familiarize you with foundational ideas and theories of philosophical inquiry and how they can be applied to different learning environments. They discuss different philosophical content (e.g., questions) and philosophical methods to help you with facilitation. They are meant to stimulate thinking not provide all the answers.
Subject
Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
professional learning
capacity building
drug education
philosophical thinking
reflective thinking
teacher resource
URLs
https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/hs-epi-guide.pdf
Learning Standards
The material in this guide is arranged as an 8-session inquiry, but you can adapt it to fit your own availability and needs. Each session includes: • a theory reading and a practice reading • a short introduction to the material • discussion questions that emerge out of the readings • activities to work on individually, with colleagues or in the classroom • suggestions for reflection and recording thoughts in your journal The theory and practice readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. They familiarize you with foundational ideas and theories of philosophical inquiry and how they can be applied to different learning environments. They discuss different philosophical content (e.g., questions) and philosophical methods (e.g., analytic, phenomenological and hermeneutic) to help you with facilitation. They are meant to stimulate thinking not provide all the answers.
Duration
Several days with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2017
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Free Feeling: Tom Petty, Cannabis and Music as Craft

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
Tom Petty (1950-2017) was an award-winning Americ…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
Tom Petty (1950-2017) was an award-winning American musician and lyricist long associated with cannabis and other drugs. This lesson revolves around Tom Petty’s song You Don’t Know How it Feels (1994), which provides a rich opportunity to build drug literacy while exploring the connections between experiences, relationships, emotions, thoughts and actions. The song, with its reference to rolling a joint and sharing it with friends, sparked controversy at the time. This provides an opportunity to explore issues like censorship and artistic freedom. And the history of Tom Petty and his long-time band, the Heartbreakers, provides further opportunity to explore the impacts drug use can have on life, work and relationships. In each case, the use of dialogue rather than the transmission of the “right message” is likely to lead to greater understanding. The instructional strategies provided are examples of how this could be achieved.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis
cannabis use
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
English Language Arts 8/9 Big ideas: Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world Texts are socially, culturally, and historically constructed Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Competencies: Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking Synthesize ideas from a variety of sources to build understanding Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences Assess and refine texts to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose, audience, and message Transform ideas and information to create original texts
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Getting Along with Lily-Jean

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 years ago
Description
How can you tell if others are getting along? How…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 years ago
Description
How can you tell if others are getting along? How can you figure out what might be causing conflict? In this lesson plan, students pay attention to body language, actions, words and behaviours to help determine if the characters in a story are getting along. Playing the role of “relationship detectives,” builds social and emotional awareness.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Competencies
Heart-Mind Well-Being
Conflict Resolution
Kindness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-getting-along-with-lily-jean
Learning Standards
Students will be able to discuss what “getting along with others” looks, feels and sounds like, and recognize and describe situations when characters get along well with others, and contrast situations when they don’t.
Duration
20 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 3, 2017
3 recommendations   248 downloads

Puppets Deal with Frustration

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 years ago
Description
This activity helps young children learn how to i…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 years ago
Description
This activity helps young children learn how to identify the feelings associated with not being able to have something they want. And, the children will review the possible choices of how to deal with wanting something that is not theirs.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Heart-Mind Well-Being
Conflict Resolution
Self-Regulation
Core Competencies
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-puppets-deal-with-frustration
Learning Standards
Children will identify the feelings associated with not being able to have something they want and learn the steps to review the possible choices of how to deal with wanting something that is not theirs.
Duration
15-30min
Language
English
Date Created
May 1, 2017
2 recommendations  

Step into the Circle: Promoting Safety and Respect

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 years ago
Description
How did a secondary school initiate a culture tra…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 years ago
Description
How did a secondary school initiate a culture transformation that virtually eliminated calls to the office for disrespectful behaviour between students in the first 3 months? At John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver, this radical shift involved several factors: fostered student leadership, informed staff and the following, simple activity that was the catalyst for actions leading to feelings of being respected, valued and safe.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Curriculum
Reflective practice
Keywords
Core Competencies
Social Emotional Learning
Conflict Resolution
Kindness
Mindfulness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/step-into-the-circle-promoting-safety-and-respect
Learning Standards
To increase the understanding of how behaviours and attitudes impact others. To highlight the similarities between students. To recognize some of the factors which may influence feeling safe at school. To encourage student-led changes in school culture.
Duration
20-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
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Teaching Kindness with Chrysanthemum

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 years ago
Description
Early elementary students experience a tactile an…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 years ago
Description
Early elementary students experience a tactile and visual lesson about how unkind words can “wrinkle” your heart. The lesson develops emotional intelligence by making the connection between words, actions and feelings. This lesson, when introduced at the beginning of the year, allows educators to refer back to the concept of a wrinkled heart during times when students are having difficulty getting along or being kind.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Heart-Mind Well-Being
Conflict Resolution
Self-Regulation
Core Competencies
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-teaching-kindness-with-chrysanthemum
Learning Standards
Children will be able to: demonstrate kindness, demonstrate an ability to treat others respectfully, generate strategies for problem solving.
Duration
20-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 3, 2017
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Why do we feel so bad about feeling good?

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
Pleasure is the motivation for many things people…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
Pleasure is the motivation for many things people do in life. One of the many ways people choose to experience pleasure is by using drugs, whether it is caffeine, tobacco, cannabis or alcohol. Yet, seeking pleasure is something that we are sometimes made to feel guilty about. This is particularly true when it comes to drugs. So why might it be important to talk about pleasure in the context of drug use? Well, it turns out that, for all of us, our motivations operate within a tension between short-term pleasure and long-term goals. Furthermore, the pleasures of drug use are inextricably bound up with its risks. We cannot effectively talk about the one without the other. This lesson plan aims to engage students to think more critically about the concepts of pleasure, pain and risk related to drug use and to explore why pleasure is often missing from the conversation about drugs. This helps equip students to make more informed choices in their pursuit of pleasure.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
English Language Arts 11/12 – Composition/New Media/English Studies Big ideas: The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others, and the world People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Engagement with writing processes can support creativity and enhance clarity of expression Competencies: Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts personal, social, and cultural identities Identify and understand the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understandings and extend thinking Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful texts for a variety of purposes and audiences Transform ideas and information to create original texts, using various genres, forms, structures, and styles Experiment with genres, forms, or styles of creative and communicative texts Use digital and multimedia writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary, imaginative, and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
2 recommendations  

Youth Circles: Check-ins & Debriefs

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 years ago
Description
Circle Sharing can encourage students to feel sec…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 3 years ago
Description
Circle Sharing can encourage students to feel secure and calm. It encourages healthy relationships amongst youth in their classrooms and schools that promotes “integration”. According to author and psychiatrist Dan Seigel when we integrate within relationships, we honour differences between ourselves and others, This promotes linkages through compassionate understanding and communication. Integration creates harmony.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
Core Compentencies
Social Emotional Learning
Empathy
Compassion
Self-Regulation
Conflict Resolution
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/youth-circles-check-ins-debriefs
Learning Standards
Create strategies for promoting the health and well-being of the school and community.
Duration
10-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017

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